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DSS denies shooting at protesters, restates readiness to release Sowore

DSS denies shooting at protesters, restates readiness to release Sowore

2019-11-13 13:31:54

The Department of State Services says it is ready to release of the convener of RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore. A federal high court in Abuja had granted him bail but the activist is yet to regain freedom even after fulfilling his bail conditions. This prompted a nationwide outrage which resulted into a clash with DSS operatives. But reacting in a statement today, spokesman of the DSS, Peter Afunanya said operatives of the agency, did not open fire on protesters but prevented them from forcefully breaking into the agency to release Sowore. Afunanya said those who have offered to take delivery… continue reading


Adelabu vows to approach Supreme Court over Appeal Court judgment on Oyo guber seat

Adelabu vows to approach Supreme Court over Appeal Court judgment on Oyo guber seat

2019-11-13 13:28:30

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the March 9 governorship election in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, says he will approach the Supreme Court with his petition against the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party. Adelabu was reacting to Monday’s judgment of the Appeal Court which set aside the nullification of the petition by the tribunal. The election petition tribunal had in September dismissed the petition. However, the Court of Appeal in Ibadan set aside the tribunal judgment. In a statement today, the APC candidate said the pronouncement by the Appeal Court has rekindled his… continue reading


Bill to review taxes passes 2nd reading at House of Representatives

Bill to review taxes passes 2nd reading at House of Representatives

2019-11-13 13:25:53

A bill for an act to amend the Companies Income Tax Act, Value Added Tax Act, Customs and the Excise Tariff Act today passed second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill which was transmitted from the Senate was presented by the Deputy Leader of the House. Peter Akpatason at plenary today. The bill also seeks to amend the Personal Income Tax Act, Capital Gains Tax Act, Stamp Duties Act and Petroleum Profit Tax Act. Leading debate on the bill, Akpatason said the aim is to make tax provisions more responsive to reforms. In his contribution, Nicholas Ossai said… continue reading


Senate summons customs comptroller general over ban on supply of petrol to border communities

Senate summons customs comptroller general over ban on supply of petrol to border communities

2019-11-13 13:23:34

The Senate has summoned the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali over the recent ban on petroleum products’ supply to border communities. The red chamber took the decision after an exhaustive debate on a motion jointly sponsored by Senators Tolu Odebiyi and Ade Fadahunsi. The motion was on the need to revisit the suspension order placed on the supply of petroleum products to border towns by the Comptroller General. Ali had placed a ban on fuel supply to towns and villages that are 20 kilometres to border areas and the development had caused untold hardship for… continue reading


DSS operatives shoot at protesters demanding release of Sowore from DSS custody

DSS operatives shoot at protesters demanding release of Sowore from DSS custody

2019-11-12 13:40:31

There was chaos on the premises of the Department of State Services in Abuja today as security agents shot at protesters who converged in the area to demand the release of pro-democracy activist and publisher, Omoyele Sowore. The protest follows the refusal of the DSS has refused to comply with the order of a court for the release of Sowore. The protesters scampered for safety as the DSS agents fired shots indiscriminately. Earlier, convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju alleged that he was offered 1 million naira by some unidentified persons to suspend the civil action. He displayed the cash… continue reading


PDP accuses INEC of tilting electoral process to create room for rigging in Kogi

PDP accuses INEC of tilting electoral process to create room for rigging in Kogi

2019-11-12 13:38:04

The Peoples Democratic Party has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission to end its alleged tilt towards underhandedness in the processes leading to the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state. In a statement today by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said INEC’s failure to openly inform stakeholders on the election modalities, particularly the use of card readers, mode of accreditation, voting, as well as collation, transmission and declaration of results from the polling units to the final declaration, raises questions on the sincerity of the commission to deliver a credible election. The PDP argued that such… continue reading


PDP accuses INEC of tilting electoral process to create room for rigging in Kogi

PDP accuses INEC of tilting electoral process to create room for rigging in Kogi

2019-11-12 13:37:57

The Peoples Democratic Party has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission to end its alleged tilt towards underhandedness in the processes leading to the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state. In a statement today by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said INEC’s failure to openly inform stakeholders on the election modalities, particularly the use of card readers, mode of accreditation, voting, as well as collation, transmission and declaration of results from the polling units to the final declaration, raises questions on the sincerity of the commission to deliver a credible election. The PDP argued that such… continue reading


House of Representatives ask customs to lift ban on supply of fuel to stations at land borders

House of Representatives ask customs to lift ban on supply of fuel to stations at land borders

2019-11-12 13:34:04

The house of representatives has asked the Nigeria Customs Service to lift the ban on supply of petroleum products to fuel stations at the land borders. At today’s plenary session, the lower legislative chamber said the ban is having adverse effects on Nigerians, especially those in border communities. The federal government had, through the customs, directed that petroleum products should not be supplied to fuel stations within 20 kilometers of the borders, in order to check smuggling. This was after reports that some fuel stations in border towns were channels for smuggling fuel to neighboring countries. But telecommunications operators in… continue reading


Senate to pass 2020 budget by month end, reintroduces bill seeking to prohibit hate speech

Senate to pass 2020 budget by month end, reintroduces bill seeking to prohibit hate speech

2019-11-12 13:31:32

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured that the national assembly will pass the 2020 budget on November 28. Lawan said this in Abuja today shortly after the commencement of legislative business at the senate. The senate president said following the work done by the various committees, a report on the budget proposal is expected to be laid in the upper legislative chamber on November 26. On October 8, President Muhammadu Buhari presented a budget proposal of 10.33 trillion naira to a joint session of the national assembly. The lawmakers commenced work on the proposal immediately, and on October 15, it… continue reading


Sowore meets bail conditions, set for release from DSS custody

Sowore meets bail conditions, set for release from DSS custody

2019-11-06 12:11:59

Senior advocate of Nigeria and social rights activist, Femi Falana, says convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore has met his bail conditions and that he will be released today. Falana said this at a federal high court in Abuja while asking for an adjournment of the case — between Sowore and the Department of State Services. The prosecuting counsel, Hassan Liman, however opposed the application for adjournment on the grounds that the charges were filed and served on the defendants in September. He said the defendants had ample time and opportunity to prepare for their defence. Sowore has been in… continue reading


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